For those who wish to draw more

knit cook draw paint tape solder write install destroy invent document January 22, 2008

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Here’s another fun-sounding monthly challenge: thing-a-day

thing-a-day flyer

What’s this?

Join artists and creators of all types and backgrounds in a collective creative sprint. Thing-a-day invites you to join in a daily creative endeavor where everyone who signs up commits to making one thing (project, sketch, exercise) per day and shares it online on this collective blog. Take advantage of the opportunity to share ideas and receive constructive advice while developing new work.

How does it works? [sic]

  • Starting on February 1st, make one thing a day.
  • Document this work in anyway necessary to prove to the world that you’ve made something new: write, take pictures, videos, post things online.
  • Do this everyday and post to the blog before midnight, 7 days a week.
  • You can upload pictures straight to this blog (limit to 200K per post) but you can also host your work anywhere online and post a link to it on the blog. If you have a Flickr account, use it please.
  • Introduce your daily accomplishments: give them a name, a title, a punch line, a description, anything that will encourage others to check out your work.
  • See what everyone else has been up to and steal ideas, comment on other people’s work or reinvent something they did.
  • No recycled old work, no posting someone else’s stuff pretending its yours… we’ll welcome anyone who wants to join and we trust you know the basic net ethics (-we reserve the right to kick someone out if/when needed).

Anyone up for it?

(Via Clusterflock.)


Nov. 15 November 15, 2007

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I subscribe to an art instruction newsletter www.artacademy.com.  This week’s tutorial was about drawing drapery–“pipe” folds this time.  So I pinned a cloth to the wall and spent way too much time trying to figure it out.  (You can get lost in all the #$%!!# folds!) So here’s the result, looking pretty much like Art 101.



Jacqui 11/11 – Hand with object November 12, 2007

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Drawing Your Hand Holding an Object

hand with object


Eric: Day 6 & 7: Hands November 7, 2007

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I didn’t get to a drawing yesterday, so here’s a twofer to make up for it. A classic I recall from the distant past when I last took an art class: my left hand, as drawn by my right hand:


…and my right hand, as drawn by my left:



Jacqui 11/6 – Hand on a Ground November 6, 2007

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Do y’all remember doing these exercises in the “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” book?

hand on a ground


Jacqui 11/2 – Hand on Plastic Picture Plane November 2, 2007

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My hand is behind a piece of clear plastic as I draw this using an erasable marker pen with one eyed closed. Closing the eye helps to reduce my vision to 2-D.

* Drawmo! entry


Today’s Illustration Friday theme: Hats

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For those of you who don’t spend a lot of time in the online drawing world, you might want to check out Illustration Friday.

Illustration Friday is a weekly creative outlet/participatory art exhibit for illustrators and artists of all skill levels. It was designed to challenge participants creatively. We believe that every person has a little creative bone in their body. Illustration Friday just gives a no-pressure, fun excuse to use it. No clients looking for a particular thing. No one judging the outcome of the work. It’s a chance to experiment and explore and play with visual art. So welcome, novices and pros alike.

Every week, there’s a new theme. This week, it’s “hats.” (Though, note that it doesn’t have to be a literal hat. You can be as free as you want in your interpretation of the theme.)

So if you’re strapped for subject matter today, consider a hat.


Work that drawing November 1, 2007

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Hooray! Drawmo has begun.

I’m Ampersand Duck, from Canberra, Australia, and most of the drawing I do is working sketches for books I make or want to make. But I want to get back into recreational drawing, and this is a great chance.

And I’m loving the thought of seeing what everyone else does. It’s great to see a few Australians on this site, and I’m hoping to link to others who aren’t formally involved but are observing Drawmo on their own blogs.

My day one is here. Day two is only just beginning…


New theme: Gifts January 15, 2007

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Okay, so much for housewares. I hereby decree that the drawing topic for the next month is Gifts.

It doesn’t have to be a recent gift. It doesn’t have to be a gift that you actually liked. It could be a gift that you gave to yourself. It doesn’t have to be a literal, drawable object—if you like to draw concepts, and somebody gave you something intangible, like, say, oh, I don’t know, love, feel free to draw that. Go wild with it.

I don’t care what you draw, in fact. Draw a potato. Just draw, please!


Four more days January 10, 2007

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Okay, people:

It’s been almost a month since our first monthly drawing theme was announced. Where are your drawings? I want to see some housewares, kitchen things, or appliances by January 14, or . . . or . . . or else! Or else I’ll be sad. :(

And I won’t post a new topic.

Just a little houseware. How about a spoon? A salt shaker? A coaster?

Drawing is good for you. It makes your brain stretchier. Do it for your health!